Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.
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 Adam Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Kate Trask / ... (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Charles Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Lee (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Abra (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Aron Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cal Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cyrus Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Jules Edwards (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Faye (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Will Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 James Grew (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Samuel Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Sheriff Horace Quinn (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Bill Ames (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Ames (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Tom Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cotton Eye (3 episodes, 1981)
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 The Preacher (3 episodes, 1981)
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Fredric Cook
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(3 episodes, 1981)
(3 episodes, 1981)
(3 episodes, 1981)
Bert Williams
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Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

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Timothy Carey, who plays an evangelist, also appeared in the 1955 James Dean version. See more »

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The made for TV East of Eden is superb!
2 January 2000 | by (Whitney Point, NY) – See all my reviews

The movie is very true to Steinbeck, and Jane Seymour shines in her role in the film. The supporting cast is excellent also in bringing this classic novel to life! Steinbeck's often underrated book is one of my favorites and this film enhances Steinbeck's wonderful work! This is one of those films that I watch over and over!


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